Volunteer Manager Appointment

Dundee High Rugby are delighted to announce a new innovative appointment to look after and expand our growing band of 120+ volunteers over the 3 strands of our club. The Club’s first Volunteer manager is Willie Stoops. Willie who played for the senior Club back in the day as well as Panmure, Harris and Morgan, joins us with a vast experience of all 3 strands of the Club. He accompanied his son Ollie right through the Eagles minis and midis and is now at the 2nd stage of Ollie’s rugby journey at Dundee Rugby Juniors with Ollie, who is in S1 where Willie is one of the coaches. Willie, as many will know, is also is a well-known local Midlands referee. Willie knows all about service having spent the last 29 years in The Royal Marine Reserves. We wish Willie all the best as we construct this new position. The challenges of recruiting, rewarding and retaining volunteers is an increasingly important area. Good luck Willie and thanks for your service.

Dundee High v Dunfermline – 5th Jan 2019

Dundee High v Dunfermline on Sat 5th Jan at the Oriam located at Heriot Watts Uni in Edinburgh
KO 6pm
Post code EH14 4AS

Great opportunity to keep up the fitness for the next league game on the 12th Jan at Mayfield v Cartha. Bus leaves Mayfield at 3pm. The Oriam is a fantastic venue and a great experience for players and spectators. It will be great to see some old friends from Dunfermline Rfc again. A Crown Happy New Year to all.

Merry Christmas from Dundee High Rugby

Dundee High Rugby wish all members, supporters, players (of all ages) sponsors, volunteers and all the great Clubs who have visited us this year a very merry Xmas and a healthy, happy, sustainable New Year. Rugby in Dundee is changing for the better and our collaboration with Dundee Morgan is proof of this. The HIGH-flying Eagles soaring up and the strong youth of Dundee Rugby going from strength to strength is itself festive delight! To all involved with running these great institutions…. thank you and enjoy the (short) break! Merry Xmas everyone.

If you are around on New Years day pop in and first foot us at the Clubhouse from 1.30pm. More here, https://www.dundeehighrugby.club/presidents-new-years-day-party-2/

Volunteer manager required

All Sports Clubs and Charities thrive as a direct result of volunteers. They are the life blood of all organisations. We at Dundee High Rugby, which incorporates the Eagles (P1-P7) and Dundee Rugby Juniors (S1-U18’s) are no different. We also have a Collaboration with Dundee Morgan RFC and we are keen to expand this type of collaboration. We are looking for a suitably qualified volunteer to look after around 120 current volunteers across the three distinct strands of our Club. We have a continual requirement to recruit, reward and retain our happy band of volunteers and are looking for someone to take on this crucial role. We also currently could do with help running the logistic side of running 3 senior teams. Team managers eg. We would welcome vols with Social Media experience. We need general managers who can help in many other areas. If you have a few hours to spare please get in touch with the writer at, gerry@ppinvest.co.uk Please tell us if you can help in any of these and/or other areas. You will be very welcome.

Gerry Tosh

Dundee High Rugby

Presidents New Year’s day Party

HOT Breaking news…..Breaking News…..Breaking News…..Breaking News. ITS HOT…….

This year’s RUGBY CLUB New Year’s day party CONFIRMED for Tuesday the 1st of January 2019. Yes confirmed! There will be live traditional music served up by actual musicians! Fowk wi guitars, singers, possibly fiddles and maybe a harp but no trumpets. Deffo one ‘o these drum things. Bring yer own moothie! So come along and join in with Babs (local folk superstar and recording artist aka Barbara Dymock) and a band of several well-known artistes from the local folk scene. There will as usual be some hot food but your normal expensive contributions will be welcome. Please no Golden Eagle this year as it took 3 weeks to get rid of the feathers last time! Bring a sharing offering to the music gods. There will as usual be a FREE drink to welcome the New Year and feel free to first foot the Rugby Club from 1.30pm. All members, players, supporters and friends of the Crown are invited especially our two junior sections the HIGH flying Eagles and Dundee Rugby Juniors. In fact if you have ever seen a rugby game (or not) you are welcome.  Timings are as usual 1.30pm onwards. Please come along and help us welcome in the New Year at the Presidents New Year’s Day party. If you have one, bring a friend! Or even a few chums!  Look forward to welcoming you to family friendly Mayfield.

Gerry Tosh

Home Nations Rugby Survey

The second Home Nations Rugby Survey is now live. In collaboration with the other three Home Unions, Scottish Rugby invites players, officials, coaches, volunteers and supporters to take part.

The survey aims to find out what motivates players and volunteers to participate in the game, what their experiences are, and how we can continue to provide the best offering within clubs, schools, colleges and universities. The same survey has been distributed to Clubs and Schools around the United Kingdom and Ireland, by the RFU, Welsh Rugby Union and Irish Rugby. The responses to the survey will help paint a picture how Rugby is perceived by those closest to the game and help identify where there may be room for improvement in how the game is played, managed and governed in the Home Nations.

Click here to share your thoughts on rugby in your community and across the Home Nations

The survey will close on 5th of December 2018.

Please note that this survey is an annual survey that is being carried out across all of the four Home Unions during November and December 2018. It is in no way connected to the ongoing Player Payment and Domestic League Structure consultation processes with Clubs that is being overseen by the Scottish Rugby Council’s Standing Committee on Governance (independently chaired by Gavin MacColl QC).

TFI – Friday 16th November

Only a max of 6 more TFI Friday™ events before Xmas gets in the way of usual festivities. What examples of great viniculture will test our taste buds during these occasions? What varieties of cheese will accompany those wines? Well you know how you will find out…. yes you will need to come along and find out. This week a whisky sauce entrepreneur is in charge of both wine and cheese and he seldom disappoints. To help, the bar opens at 5.33pm as the traffic lights are now sorted at Princess St. FREE© nibbles will again feature.

Rugby. Aberdeen have the Dallas Allardice Trophy on loan. Dundee did have it back to just one point the difference and the score flatters Aberdeen a wee bit! Currie were too hot for the Titans. This week Marr are the visitors for the firsts and the Titans host Stew Mel 2’nds. Dundee Morgan have the Dundee Uni Medics in the Cup. Both games at Mayfield KO at 2pm.

The Scotland v South Africa game is on the TV in the Clubhouse on Sat with a 5.20 pm ko. It’s a full lunch club so it will be busy! Thank goodness we have a multi screen digby brown surround sound belter of a system for your enjoyment. If it matter to you…………

Hope to see you Friday and Sat but whatever you do please have a great weekend.